From Hell to Paradise

Categories: Music, War, Biography
1hr 15min | 2005
The renowned pianist Alice Sommer is 104 years-old, and lives in London. She experienced and witnessed most of the significant events of the 20th century: World War I, The Inflation, World War II, the Holocaust, the Liberation, Communism, Emigration, and more. FROM HELL TO PARADISE documents what makes Alice Sommer so special, and how the spirit of music has shaped and inspired her life; how the music helped her to survive the ghetto of the Terezin (Theresienstadt) and recover mentally and physically from the loss of her husband and almost her entire family. Brought up in Prague; educated in German culture; living and working in Israel for 37 years, and currently living in London, Mrs. Sommer's passion for life is tremendous and admirable.

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Topics: World War II, World War I, Holocaust, Pianist, International, Germany, Tragedy, Communism
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Michael Richmond
Michael Richmond
March 12, 2014
A
h.holliday
h.holliday
November 3, 2013
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Lynn Souther
Lynn Souther
September 1, 2013
A
A 104 year old Jewish born woman taught me so much. Gratitude for what little I have on Disability. I'm as Free as one can be in this Surveilance State.
Teckla Wattman
Teckla Wattman
July 22, 2013
A+
Benjamin Williams
Benjamin Williams
November 26, 2012
I played classical piano in college, mostly Chopin's etudes. I quit for years, but after seeing this doc, it lights a fire under me to not waste my talent - it may be the one thing to save my life: eat righht, be fair to others, and most importantly, PLAY MUSIC SO I CAN LIVE TO BE OVER 100! Alice Somnmer is my new inspiration.
Christina Forbes
Christina Forbes
November 15, 2012
great, great movie; horrible ads.
Christina Forbes
Christina Forbes
November 15, 2012
great, great movie; horrible ads.